Cycle Oregon Lite

September 7-9, 2019

Near the summit of Mt. Bachelor 2018

Join in for some end of summer adventure on these club rides in Central Oregon. You trained hard, you’re ready for anything, so venture across the Cascades and explore some new terrain.

Late summer in the high desert in Central Oregon is invariably ideal for cycling. Crisp mornings lead to warm dry days, the mountain air smells like manzanita, traffic is light, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Day 1: Head southwest of Sunriver up to the high lakes area in the Cascades. Bring your lunch to eat at a regroup at Elk Lake. As the road heads up to Mt. Bachelor you have ample time to view the scenery. After the summit near Bachelor, enjoy a wonderful descent almost the entire trip back to Sunriver. Start at the Sunriver Country Store at 9:30 a.m. 62 miles

Day 2: Twin Lakes Loop also heads up into the Cascades from Sunriver with a lunch stop at the lake. This is a nice spin down from day one and beautiful in its own right. Start at the Sunriver Country Store at 9:30 a.m. 48/65 miles (or any variation thereof)

Day 3: Explore the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway. Savor one last ride before heading back to the city. This route is quite diverse in scenery compared to the previous two days. We usually share a lunch at the McKay House before parting ways. Start in Drake Park at the wooden footbridge off Riverside Blvd at 9:30 a.m. 33 miles

These rides are free and a great chance to explore Central Oregon. Mark your calendar! You find your own lodging and just meet us at the start location.

Ride leader Ann Morrow, 360.608.3173 or anniedmor@gmail.com.

View from the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway